HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c973W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has ready a matured scheme, as part of the national plans of immediate employment for men at demobilisation, by which the existing soft roads in Cambridgeshire, the Fens and Suffolk will be made narrower and hard so as to bring into corn-production, districts where land is being abandoned for want of hard roads?

Mr. Ramsbotham

My right hon. and gallant Friend has not yet matured schemes for dealing with the problem of employing men in agriculture on demobilisation, and he feels that such activity on his part would be premature and distracting. At present all his efforts are directed to the war effort of agriculture.